The San Francisco Giants run of pitching dominance at the big league level has come to a halt so far this season. However, San Francisco's farm system is stacked with intriguing pitching prospects.
A rival executive recently told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that the pitching in the lower minors is the club's best trade bait along with catcher Andrew Susac.
Kyle Crick is far and away the top prospect in the system, but Edwin Escobar was the first of the pitching prospects to move up the ladder. He was promoted from High-A San Jose to Double-A Richmond two weeks ago. If Crick hadn't strained his oblique earlier this year, he might have been promoted along with Escobar.
Let's take a look at how Crick, Escobar and the rest of the top prospects did during the season's 16th week.